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  1. Laboratory role in the management of hospital acquired infections.

    Article - En anglais

    The microbiology laboratory has many important roles.

    It must collaborate with the infection control team on the investigations of outbreaks.

    During outbreaks, it must save relevant samples, look for reservoirs and undertake typing techniques, all of which should be timely.

    New technology should be available to detect, identify and characterize micro-organisms.

    Molecular biological techniques have enhanced the speed and sensitivity of detection methods and have allowed the laboratory to identify organisms that do not grow or grow slowly in culture.

    Molecular techniques also enable the microbiologist to identify antibiotic resistance genes and to'fingerprint'hospital organisms, thereby facilitating studies of nosocomial transmission.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Infection nosocomiale, Laboratoire, Microbiologie, Activité, Epidémie, Typage, Hôpital, Exploration microbiologique, Surveillance sanitaire, Rôle professionnel, Dépistage, Contrôle, Méthode, Souche hospitalière, Identification

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nosocomial infection, Laboratory, Microbiology, Activity, Epidemic, Typing, Hospital, Microbiological investigation, Sanitary surveillance, Occupational role, Medical screening, Check, Method, Hospital strain, Identification

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0285555

    Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 16/11/1999.